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Old 05-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #21
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Would a hippo tang be okay or is the tank too small?
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #22
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I believe you'll be okay in a 6'. Never homed one before since I only have a 55 gallon.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #23
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I believe you'll be okay in a 6'. Never homed one before since I only have a 55 gallon.
Alright. That's what I REALLY want but I don't want to put anything in an environment it shouldn't be in. Lol.
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Hippos grow out to about 6" and are very active. 18" of depth is not going to work very well IMO. I would suggest a Kole tang as an alternate.
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They get larger than 6", I've seen some close to a foot long.
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Yes, I have too. Just trying to not get all tang police on him.
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Figured that was the case. What about a powder blue? Still too small?
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A very small one would be no issue, but they grow fast and need plenty of room in all three dimensions. I have a rowdy 2" clown tang (named Bozo, only fish with a name at my house) in my 90 gallon frag tank. He is happy there right now, but he will have to be moved within the next year or two at the most. They aren't the easiest tang to raise and they tend to be real fighters, so until he gets bigger, my other tangs would take him out.
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A very small one would be no issue, but they grow fast and need plenty of room in all three dimensions. I have a rowdy 2" clown tang (named Bozo, only fish with a name at my house) in my 90 gallon frag tank. He is happy there right now, but he will have to be moved within the next year or two at the most. They aren't the easiest tang to raise and they tend to be real fighters, so until he gets bigger, my other tangs would take him out.
Well, shoot. Thanks. Lol. That's why I'm asking questions. I really don't want to put something in that I have to take out. Especially since we don't really know exactly when stunting happens. I would feel guilty and it wouldn't be enjoyable. Lol. I do want to ask one last tang question, though. Is a yellow tang okay?

And I do appreciate you not going all tang police. Lol. I'm just trying to learn.
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A yellow tang is pretty much in the same category. When small he would be fine in your system. Look at the adult size of the fish and that will tend to lead you in the right direction. I even have this problem in my 300. Some fish are just going to get too big to be comfortable in there, so I will eventually move them to a friend that has a big fish only system.
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